Episode guide

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Series 1

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

  • The Early Pioneers

    Fred Dibnah traces the development of steam power from the earliest experiments in the ancient world to the modern nuclear power station.

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  • The Age of the Steam Locomotive

    Fred Dibnah tells the story of steam trains, from the earliest colliery railways to the 1960s.

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  • Driving the Wheels of Industry

    Fred Dibnah looks at the extraordinary expansion of industrial Britain in the 18th century.

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  • Steaming Down the Road

    Fred Dibnah looks at early experiments in the use of steam for road transport, and at the rise of the traction engine.

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  • Steam on the Water

    Fred Dibnah looks at how steam revolutionised shipping, from the earliest paddle steamers to more modern vessels like the Britannia.

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  • Steam and the Modern Age

    Fred Dibnah looks at the advances made with the invention of the steam turbine.

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